Windows 10: PFN List Corrupt BSOD

Discus and support PFN List Corrupt BSOD in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Hello,I have a very frustrating issue--every time I reboot or shut down, windows throws a BSOD with a description of "PFN LIST CORRUPT." Windows is up... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by BMackKC, May 11, 2021.

  1. BMackKC Win User

    PFN List Corrupt BSOD


    Hello,I have a very frustrating issue--every time I reboot or shut down, windows throws a BSOD with a description of "PFN LIST CORRUPT." Windows is up to date; I have run SFC/SCANNOW with no problems found. antivirus is corporate-enforced so I can't do anything with that, and we use Office 365 and therefore OneDrive. dump is here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/vyuefxaseznwm6e/MEMORY.zip?dl=0

    :)
     
    BMackKC, May 11, 2021
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  2. BSOD PFN List Corrupt

    Solution 5 – Check the hard drive

    Fix PC Errors

    If there’s something wrong with your hard drive, BSODs are a common occurrence. For that matter, you need to check the condition of your hard drive. And to do that, use the chkdsk command. This command basically scans your partitions and resolves any potential problems.

    Here’s how to run the chkdsk command in Windows 10:

    Enter the Advanced Startup (Restart your computer while holding the Shift key).

    Choose Troubleshoot > Advanced Options.

    Select Command Prompt from the list of options.

    When Command Prompt appears, enter the following lines and press Enter after each line in order to run it:

    bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd

    PFN LIST CORRUPT Windows 10 error

    bootrec.exe /fixmbr

    bootrec.exe /fixboot

    Some users are also suggesting that you need to run additional chkdsk commands as well. To perform these commands, you need to know drive letters for all your hard drive partitions. In Command Prompt you should enter the following (but remember to use the letters that match your hard drive partitions on your PC):

    chkdsk /r c:

    PFN LIST CORRUPT Windows 10 error

    chkdsk /r d:

    This is just our example, so keep in mind that you have to perform chkdsk command for every hard drive partition that you have.

    Restart your computer and check if the issue is resolved.

    Solution 6 – Disable Microsoft OneDrive

    OneDrive was a part of the Windows Essentials suite for many years, but with the rising popularity of cloud storage, it became a default application on Windows 10. OneDrive is a great tool that allows you to collaborate and share files with others, but unfortunately, several users reported that OneDrive can also cause PFN LIST CORRUPT error. In order to fix this issue, you’ll have to disable OneDrive, and you can do that by following these steps:

    Press Windows Key + S and enter group policy. Select the Edit group policy.

    edit-group-policy

    When Local Group Policy Editor opens, in the left pane navigate to Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > OneDrive.

    In the right pane, locate Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage and double click it.

    prevent-usage-of-onedrive

    Select Enabled and click Apply and OK to disable OneDrive.

    disable-onedrive

    Alternatively, you can use Registry Editor if you prefer so. To disable OneDrive by using Registry Editor, to do the following:

    Press Windows Key + R and enter regedit. Press Enter or click OK to start Registry Editor.

    regedit

    Once Registry Editor starts, you need to navigate to the following key in the left pane:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftWindows

    Expand the Windows key and search for OneDrive key. If the key doesn’t exist, go to the next step to create it.

    Right-click Windows key and choose New > Key. Enter OneDrive as the name of the key.

    windows-new-key

    Select the OneDrive key. In the right pane, right click and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Enter DisableFileSyncNGSC as the name of the new DWORD.

    new-dword

    Double click the DisableFileSyncNGSC and change its Value data to 1. Click OK to save changes.

    If you cannot access Windows 10 due to PFN LIST CORRUPT error, you’ll have to perform these steps from Safe Mode. To enter Safe Mode, do the following:

    Restart your computer few times while it boots. This should start Automatic Repair process.

    Choose Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings. Click the Restart button.

    Once your computer restarts again, you’ll see a list of options. Press F5 or 5 to select Safe Mode with Networking.

    Once the Safe Mode starts, disable the OneDrive.

    READ ALSO: Quick Fix: ‘no Boot Device Available” Error in Windows

    Solution 7 – Uninstall the problematic software

    BSoD errors are often caused by certain software, and many users reported that PFN LIST CORRUPT error is caused by your antivirus. It’s worth mentioning that almost any antivirus software can cause BSoD error, so be sure to uninstall any third-party antivirus software.

    In order to completely remove an antivirus software, it’s recommended to use a dedicated uninstaller. Many antivirus companies offer these uninstaller tools for their software, so be sure to download and use one of these tools. After you removed the antivirus software completely, you can download the latest version of the same tool, or you can switch to a different antivirus solution.

    In addition to your antivirus, certain drivers can cause PFN LIST CORRUPT. Users reported that they fixed the error by removing the Etron driver. To remove a certain driver from your PC, you need to do the following:

    Press Windows Key + X to open Power User Menu and select Device Manager from the list.

    device-manager

    Once the Device Manager starts, you need to locate the driver you wish to remove. Right click it and choose Uninstall.

    uninstall-driver

    If available, check Delete driver software for this device and click OK.

    confirm-uninstall-driver

    Restart your computer.

    Users reported that after removing the Etron driver their issues with PFN LIST CORRUPT BSoD were fixed. Bear in mind the almost any driver can cause this error, you might need to do a bit of research before you find a driver that is causing you this problem.

    In addition to your antivirus and drivers, sometimes regular applications can cause a BSoD error. Few users reported that Philips Incenter Offline was the main cause for this error, and after removing it the issue was completely resolved. Again, almost any software can cause these types of errors, so it’s best that you remove any recently installed software.

    Solution 8 – Check your hardware

    Rather often PFN LIST CORRUPT error can be caused by faulty hardware, most commonly RAM, so make sure to check if your RAM is working properly.

    To do that, download MemTest86+ and run it for a couple of hours. Many users reported that after replacing their RAM the issue was completely resolved.

    Even though your RAM might be the common cause, be sure to check if other components, such as your motherboard, network card, and graphics card, are working properly.

    PFN LIST CORRUPT BSoD error can be problematic, but since

    this error is often caused by a software issue, it can be easily fixed by following one of our solutions.
     
    Juliet Erum, May 11, 2021
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  3. Nebster Win User
    Windows 10 BSOD PFN list corrupt

    I was playing a game on ma notebook with Windows 10 when after 5 - 10 minutes I got BSOD and the notebook turned off instead of restarting.

    This happened 3 times and I was not able to turn it on for about 5 minutes after each BSOD, so my first thought was that it overheated.

    After third BSOD I checked the error message and it was saying: PFN LIST CORRUPT

    My notebook is ASUS G56JR with Kingstom SSDNOW V300 as System drive.
     
    Nebster, May 11, 2021
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  4. Nebster Win User

    PFN List Corrupt BSOD

    Windows 10 BSOD PFN list corrupt

    According to this article: What does the "PFN List Corrupt" Blue Screen Error Mean? I tried first and the most simple solution, running chkdsk as Administrator.

    This seems to solve the problem since I did not get any more BSOD from then.

    1. Click the Start button
    2. Search for chkdsk.exe program
    3. Right click on it and choose Run as administrator
    4. Wait for program to complete(it closes itself after its finished)
     
    Nebster, May 11, 2021
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